The inspiration for these paintings comes from the play of light on an exterior patio, in Rome, viewed through louvred shutters from a dark interior.
The works concern themselves with the contrast of tone and colour of both environments. Form and light are achieved by working over coloured grounds, colour having just as strong a logic as form. The strength of the colours is held in balance by structure, which emphasises their vibrancy, but resolves it into an overall calm. Vertical and horizontal lines bisect each other, developing a plastic value of space to the painting.